This article was originally published on ammonia21.com on 3/24/20. An ammonia (NH3) heat pump installed last year by Aurivo, Ireland’s second largest milk producer, has increased processing capacity by 80% while cutting its CO2 emissions by 80% by improving efficiency and downgrading oil-burning boilers. The heat pump, from GEA, is installed at the company’s Killygordon site, […]
Bryan Kilgore, ERS for Zondits, July 10, 2018 Siemens is testing the use of ammonia to transport hydrogen for energy storage, particularly in conjunction with renewable generation. Hydrogen has proven particularly challenging to transport; however, ammonia is a common industrial product that is already transported in large quantities. Currently, ammonia is predominantly produced using the […]
CO2-ammonia ice rink installed in Sweden Ammonia21, June 29, 2017 The T3 Center – an ice hockey arena that hosts Swedish 2nd division team Björklöven in Umeå, northern Sweden – has retrofitted its ammonia refrigeration system with a CO2-ammonium hydroxide system. The existing ammonia system was retrofitted with “ammonium hydroxide [as the secondary refrigerant, which] […]
Low-charge ammonia’s benefits praised by end users and contractor Ammonia21, Jun 07, 2017 Panelists praised the benefits of low-charge ammonia systems for industrial applications while describing several ways of managing safety and maintenance on day two of ATMOsphere America in San Diego. Michael Lynch, vice-president of engineering, United States Cold Storage (USCS), talked about the lessons […]
Case History: Safer, Eco-Friendly System for Food Cooling Food Processing, October 26, 2015. Image credit: Sonny W. Cooling system designs in the food and beverage market are undergoing rapid change, mainly due to environmental regulations. Processors are trying to reduce refrigerant charge or to eliminate certain types of refrigerants completely, especially ones that can endanger workers […]
As modern power generation methods are designed to squeeze the most power from the least amount of fuel, engineers are constantly looking at techniques to improve efficiency. One way to achieve this is to scavenge waste energy left over from the production process to capture and convert low-grade heat into usable energy.